Red Lion's CSMSTR Modular Controller allows for a custom controller to be configured for unique applications. The CSMSTR allows up to 16 slave modules to be connected and powered by a single master controller.
The Modular Controller provides a platform that can be updated to operate in a wide variety of applications by simply plugging in I/O modules that meet the requirements of the application. Upon installation of modules, the CSMSTR automatically identifies and addresses connected slave modules simplifying deployments and reducing technical requirements. The CSMSTR automatically configures modules if they are replaced, by storing configuration files of each associated module.
The CSMSTR Modular Controller provides two high-speed RS-232 serial ports, one RS-422/485 communication port and one 10/100Base-T(X) Ethernet port for connection to PCs, PLCs, and SCADA systems. An extensive list of master and slave protocol drivers are available to allow the CSMSTR to share and exchange variable data with external devices.
The CSMSTR offers a virtual HMI feature allowing for monitoring and control of an HMI from any networked PC. The virtual HMI is available in two different resolutions (320 x 240 or 640 x 480). For higher performance applications, an expansion slot with increased SDRAM is available.